Tag: Africa

  • CSIS: Assessing the Risks of Chinese Investments in Sub-Saharan African Ports

    Full report available here. Chinese investments in sub-Saharan African ports1 present potential threats to  U.S. influence in sub-Saharan Africa as well as African sovereignty. A recent CSIS report, Influence and Infrastructure: […]

  • 7 jailed for migrant drownings

    Men get long jail terms. Seven jailed for migrant drownings An Italian court has sentenced seven African migrants to a total of more than 120 years in prison for the […]

  • Maritime power politicking

    Is Africa being left behind? ISS: In the game of maritime power politicking, is Africa the biggest loser? Written by ISS Africa Diminutive Djibouti seems set to become dangerously overcrowded: […]

  • Corruption in African Ports

    Serious bottlenecks combined with widespread corruption in the customs administration at many ports are major issues for businesses transporting maritime cargo STUCK IN THE BOTTLENECK Corruption in African Ports By […]

  • US Support For Summit

    Experts from the US are expected in Cameroon to share experiences during the first-ever ECCAS, ECOWAS and Gulf of Guinea Commission summit on maritime safety and security in the Gulf […]

  • Watching the Gulf of Guinea

    As Washington has assessed the implications of Iranian threats to close the Strait of Hormuz, the world’s most critical energy chokepoint, a crisis has loomed in another critical maritime energy […]

  • Capture of Kismayo to boost growth in maritime sector

    According to Kenya Maritime Authority C.E.O. Nancy Karigithu, capture of Kismayo will reduce insurance premium and consequently lower freight charges. MOMBASA (Xinhua) — Kenya said on Thursday successful capture of […]

  • Africa’s Maritime Economy

    Plagued by low sources of revenue in their economies, African maritime stakeholders are meeting in Mombasa, Kenya to look into ways the industry could add to national revenue base. Key […]

  • Piracy Hotspots

          Defence IQ talks to Brigadier General Wiseman Mbambo on the attempts to control an increasingly violent piracy and insurgency movement on the high seas.       […]

  • Shared Values

    The G8 nations have issued a statement on “Shared values, shared responsibilities” with regard to Africa. They have expressed continued concern regarding the serious threat of piracy, in particular emanating […]

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